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Knitting by Machine


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Make knit garments in hours instead of days.

Make knit garments in hours instead of days.

Machine Knitting for Fashion Design with Lisa Silveira, Wandering Muse

Machine Knitting Series: Tuesdays, April 8-June 24, 6-9 pm 

$224 for six weeks OR $419 for the series.  Includes kit of practice yarns and swatch notebook.

Machine Knitting Level 1. Tuesdays, April 8-May 13, 6-9 pm

Learn the basic machine knitting techniques and stitches including cast-on, cast-off, stripe, increasing, decreasing, ribbing, and cables.  You will put together a notebook of knit swatches.  No need to own your own machine, Portland Sewing provides the machines and tools for this class.  No experience required, just enthusiasm and desire to create your own knits in far less time than hand-knitting.


Machine Knitting Level 2. Tuesdays, May 20-June 24, 6-9 pm (Prerequisite: Machine Knitting 1)

Shape knits and make garments in Machine Knitting 2.

Shape knits and make garments in Machine Knitting 2.

Learn advanced shaping and contouring techniques including godets, short row circular sections, short rows technique, bust shaping, oval shapes, and short row darts to add beautiful contours to your knitwear.  You will construct a hooded sweater vest using these techniques as well as those from Machine Knitting level 1 on mid-gauge single bed machines and a professional linker.  Curious about double bed knitting?  You’re in luck!  Introducing the double bed machine, you’ll learn how to easily make different types of ribbing as well as some circular/tubular knitting.  Prerequisite:  Machine Knitting Level 1

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